Aside from being itchy and annoying, the bite of an infected female mosquito can spread diseases. Here are the facts from the CDC:
• Female mosquitoes lay several hundred eggs on the walls of water-filled containers. Eggs stick to containers like glue and remain attached until they are scrubbed off. When water covers the eggs, they hatch and become adults in about a week.
• They prefer to bite during the day.
• A few infected mosquitoes can produce large outbreaks in a community and put your family at risk of becoming sick. Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Community from Mosquitoes 1. Eliminate standing water in and around your home:
• Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers. Check inside and outside your home.
• Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
• For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito
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